13-19 March 2016
KPGO 12m Signal Chain Update, First Light and Beyond
Presented by Dr. Chet RUSZCZYK on 14 Mar 2016 from 12:00 to 12:15
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: 1: Advances in VGOS Stations and Technology
The Kokee Park Geophysical Observatory's 12m is expected to see First Light early 2016. A description of the integration and testing that was performed at MIT Haystack Observatory before shipping the signal chain is described. This is followed by a summary of the teams work that had to occur before first light and the initial results. Beyond KPGO first light focuses on the commissioning summary followed by the road to the second installation at McDonald Texas. Here the focus shifts to the expected enhancements to the signal chain and retrofit plans for KPGO.